We are filled with joy to share with you the great work that Christ is doing in and through the Siawi church.
I Thessalonians 3:7-10
7 So we have been greatly encouraged in the midst of our troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith.8 It gives us new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. 9 How we thank God for you! Because of you we have great joy as we enter God’s presence.10 Night and day we pray earnestly for you, asking God to let us see you again to fill the gaps in your faith.
The following is information from Linda Krieg’s updates:
Ekebei, one of the missionaries sent out from Siawi Bible Church to the Amto people, recently returned to report about the response to the Creation to Christ teaching which was completed on May 25. Ekebei and Beiyali, who has been working with him, listened to several testimonies. The initial report was that there are 18 Amto people who are now brothers and sisters in Christ!
Ekebei and Beiyali recognize their responsibility to continue to teach these believers grounding them in the whole truth of God’s Word. Please continue to pray for these new believers that solid foundational teaching done by the Siawi missionaries along with good guidance available from the area Christian Brethren Church Leadership will result in a strong church standing for the truth among the Amto people.
Just a few days ago the elders from Siawi along with a few others visited another Amto speaking village. Previously teaching had begun but the Siawi missionaries were asked to leave. Now the people in this village are jealous of the village where the foundational teaching was completed. Please pray for wisdom as the elders try to determine the expectations and desires of the people. Pray that the Siawi missionaries will have another opportunity to teach in this village.